Author:Amanda Gilbertson,Bianca Wildish,Emma Fergusson,Jessica Terruhn,Kathryn Ovenden
Topics:Demographics and society, Education and skills, Infrastructure, Transport
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
This research investigates the way in which access to transport affects the lives of people aged 15-24 in the Southern Initiative (TSI) area of Auckland (the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, and Papakura local board areas). Seventy-nine people were interviewed for the study over 10 months in 2014: eight informants with specialised knowledge pertinent to this issue, and 71 TSI youth.
The main topics explored include:
- The travel practices of participants, including the places they go and the modes used
- Their perceptions of different modes of transport, in particular of public transport
- Their experiences of different modes of transport
- Occasions when their transport plans had fallen through, and the impact of this
- How access to transport influenced their decisions and expectations about activities and opportunities
- What would make getting around easier for them
- How they thought the transport system would look in 20 years’ time
Auckland Council technical report, TR2016/014
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